Fiesta Bowl Awards $401,000 in Charitable Grants

Thursday, November 15, 2012

CONTACT: Ashley Braun

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Fiesta Bowl today awarded a total of $401,000 to 23 Arizona charities.

The grants provide funding for numerous projects, including job-training programs for students, physical fitness and healthy lifestyles initiatives for children and medical treatment for children with heart defects. Grants were restricted to 501 (c) (3) organizations that serve Arizona, with applications divided into four categories: youth, sports, education and human services.

In the last 17 months, Fiesta Bowl Charities has awarded more than $2.2 million in charitable grants to organizations across Arizona. The Fiesta Bowl is committed to fostering a culture of community involvement and giving. Through its elite bowl games and related events, the Fiesta Bowl is able to make these meaningful contributions to society.

“Fiesta Bowl Charities is proud to announce the fall grant cycle recipients and continue our important mission to support organizations that contribute to the success of their communities throughout Arizona.” said Bob Aylesworth, chairman of the Fiesta Bowl’s Community Relations and Charitable Giving Committee.

Recipients ranged from the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute to Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, which offers programs for developmentally, physically and emotionally disabled children, teens and adults at its facility on Phoenix’s West Side.

Grant recipients will be recognized at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 19, at the Ziegler Fiesta Bowl Museum, 7135 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale.

The charities selected for grants are:

100 Club of Arizona
Alice's Place
Arizona Dream Builder Foundation
Arizona Pop Warner
Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Barrow Neurological Institute
Careers through Culinary Arts Program Arizona
Center for the Future of Arizona
Circle the City
Gift of Life-Arizona, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Grand Canyon State Games
HopeKids, Inc.
Maggie's Place
Maricopa County Regional School District
Mogollon Health Alliance
one n ten
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Rescue Mission
Sereno Soccer Club, Inc.
Teen Lifeline
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

Fiesta Bowl Charities has two funding cycles per fiscal year. The application for the 2013 Spring grant cycle will be available online in February.  For more information, go to



Fiesta Bowl Charities strives to enhance organizations that contribute to their communities through youth, sports, education and human services. It conducts two funding cycles per fiscal year. All donations are subject to review and approval by the Fiesta Bowl’s Community Relations and Charitable Giving Committee. Fiesta Bowl Charities has partnered with nearly 100 organizations and promotes volunteerism through projects executed by the Fiesta Bowl Committee. For more information on Fiesta Bowl Charities, visit